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SpringDon

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  1. SpringDon

    BREXIT

    Really? Maybe you’ve been on this thread too long.
  2. Yeah, it looks alright for making ba screws but not much bigger.
  3. SpringDon

    BREXIT

    Hah, that’s exactly what I’d expect you to say. Anything to suppress the truth.
  4. SpringDon

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    I’d say cobblers even if he didn’t have a beard. Sorry.
  5. Unfortunately that’s not uncommon. A bag of rust with a v5 from eBay plus a stolen defender equals a series hybrid landrover.
  6. SpringDon

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    The treaty does not differentiate between business and infrastructure, indeed in a privatised free market economy does a differentiation exist? The treaty just states that aid is incompatible with the common market should the 5 following criteria be met. "the use of state resources" "the measure must confer an advantage to certain firms" "the advantage must be selective" "the measure must distort competition" "affect trade between member states"[11] To the second point https://www.wto.org/english/forums_e/ngo_e/0h3_1_the_truth_about_the_european_union_food_defcit_and_the_dumping_impact_of_its_domestic_subsdies_june_26_2018.pdf Search for eu food dumping, there’s lots of hits.
  7. Great ride, great race(s). Just shows the difference between a championship winner and a race winner.
  8. SpringDon

    BREXIT

    Not quite sure what you’re saying there. I completely agree that the eu is protectionist and artificially inflates food prices to the detriment of its members. It then dumps surplus on world markets. At least Australia can defend itself, the third world can’t and consequently has weak agricultural sectors. ( which are then propped up by first world aid but that’s hypocrisy for another day). That is not a good thing. It is simply not true to say there no rules against state aid. In fact Theresa may’s agreement included a declaration to ensure open and fair competition and include provisions to cover state aid. Companies can be nationalised but cannot be supported when they would otherwise fail. That’s because most believe we are not leaving and the narrative is shifting to discussions around remaining in the eu is a bit rubbish. The fact is that most people who voted remain did not know what sort of remain they were voting for. I know I didn’t.
  9. SpringDon

    BREXIT

    Not sure where you’re based but currently in my country state aid is subject to approval from the European Commission.
  10. SpringDon

    BREXIT

    So a <yet to be seen>% drop in gdp might be good then? Reduction/ reversal in growth is inevitable, some might say it would be advantage to be in a country where the government is not prevented from investing in infrastructure due to anti state competition rules.
  11. SpringDon

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    This is amusing, we are almost certainly remaining so now,the toilet door is opening. After all the hysteria about how the uks position would be diminished in the world after leaving, the reality dawns; not a 1/28th of a voice but virtually no voice. As fiscal and political policy converge (as it must if the euro is to survive), the non euro zone members will be increasingly marginalised. Once the veto is removed (though how that vote get through will be interesting) we will pure takers (ring any bells?) To those that say the euro is a good idea, think back to what would have happened if we had been under the ecb rather than Bank of England. With debt levels similar to those of Spain, our bond yields would have been through the roof. Our economy is not in sync with th euro zone and won’t be for some time.
  12. SpringDon

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    Erm thanks, I think. I struggled through it. I still can’t see why you call disaster. The massive holes in that document are (if I understand correctly) the assumption that trade is balanced and ignoring the costs of membership (unless these have deducted from the gains). The surprise is the imbalance in the regions when you look at the relative and absolute gains of membership. This is mirrored the disportionate gains to metropolitan areas in the uk. It also states that countries outside the sm are only marginally worse off due to being outside the sm. Furthermore there are the (currently unquantifiable) gains to trade through being outside. So I still don’t know. And I really believe we are not leaving anyway so all the anger has been for nothing. It’s that toxic residue that will cause problems in the future not trade repercussions.
  13. SpringDon

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    Does the single market bring the same level benefit to all its members? And should the benefit level vary, is it possible that some members might do better outside that market? It would be a remarkably rare structure if everybody wins, obviously.
  14. SpringDon

    BREXIT

    Don’t understand why. There has been no suggestion of closed borders or refusal to sell to the uk. There may well delays at port (a day? Two days?) once the flow restarts, that delay becomes the new normal and is part of business. Mps seem to have done very little for several years (other than shouting about brexit), yet day to day life seems to be unchanged. This is because the “work” is performed by the civil service (and its derivatives) and the infrastructure remains in place. Why would this change afterwards. Some people accuse brexiteers of searching for a unicorn but it would appear that some think they already have a unicorn in the eu. But it’s actually a donkey with a toilet roll taped to its forehead. And it’s filled with worms. I voted remain to preserve the status quo but now realise change is required and that’s not going to happen unless we leave. Which is not going to happen so it’s back to sleep for me and masses.
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